In this day and age, where the world is full of ever-increasing resources to help improve quality of life through therapy, at Hope and Healing for Life, we find it interesting that therapy still carries some stigmas. And yet, consider these statistics:
- One in four Americans suffer from a mental health disorder
- 68% of Americans do not want someone with a mental illness marrying into their family and 58 % do not want a person with a mental illness working in their workplace.
- 25% per Americans do not have access to mental health service
The need for mental health services is definitely there while the stigmas remain. A phone study of 1,000 American households, researching why Americans are so hesitant to seek professional help, found this:
- 90% percent of respondents considered access to mental health services important but only 70% felt they had adequate access to mental health care
- 30% were concerned about other people finding out if they sought mental health treatment. 20% said this stigma is “a very important reason not to seek help.”
- 47% said the stigma of seeking mental health services has decreased in recent years.
Possibly the past stigmas surrounding individual mental health issues came from the fact that early treatments included drastic measures like the removal of a small part of the skull using an auger, bore or saw. We’ve come lights years away from these brutal types of treatments to new, more user-friendly, comfortable and even relaxing methods that have proven to be highly successful and have helped millions of individuals find the high quality of life they desire and deserve.
Seeking therapy has also become easier following the Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, established in 2008, where mental health insurance became as important as medical health insurance.
At Hope and Healing for Life, not only do we have individual therapy, but we offer family, couples, adolescent services and more. We have also identified, and offer, even more specialized counseling, like eating disorders and trauma therapy, to make sure your specific situation receives equally specific care.
EMDR and Clinical Hypnosis are just two examples of the latest and greatest individual treatment programs that have highly effective outcomes. During EMDR, the client momentarily visits past memories, present triggers, and anticipated future experiences while focusing on a set of external stimulus which helps create new insights, changes in memories and/or new associations. Clinical Hypnosis offers deep relaxation to help resolve issues associated with anxiety, pain relief, depression, and self-improvement. Clearly, the techniques used today are positive and forward moving to help you have the life you desire.
Contact Help and Healing for Life today at let us help you experience a new sense of relief and mental safety and confidence today.